ECS Simpson Engineers
is a Canadian owned Civil and Structural
Engineering firm that specialises in:

Structural Engineering

  • Structural Engineering Design of:
    • Industrial
    • Institutional
    • Commercial
    • Municipal
    • Residential
    • Water and Wastewater structures
    • Retaining walls

Field Engineering

  • Engineering coordination
  • QA/QC Services
  • Inspection Services
  • Concrete Testing
  • Compaction Testing
  • Project Close out Services

…. and yes, we do small projects.



Services to Architects

For Architects we can provide complete structural drawings and specification and complete inspection services during construction. This includes inspection excavations, inspection of reinforcing bars, monitoring of concrete pours, inspection of structural erections. For small projects we can supplement architectural drawings with structural information, and then co-stamp the Architectural drawings for Structural Engineering content.

Services to Prime Consultants

We provide services to prime consultants. We send our most senior engineers to the site. We typically act as a go between between the design team and the construction team. Our usual first step is to conduct a complete review, with the benefit of a fresh pair of eyes, of the design drawings that have been generated and alert the design team of any anomalies. We will typically continue this review process as new drawings are produce.

Each project is unique and will require attention in different ways, our typical site activities are:

  • Maintain constant and open communication with the design team so that the design intent is clearly understood and imparted to the construction team.
  • Chair a weekly coordination meeting between the design team and the construction team.
  • Conduct a constructability review of each element of the project prior to the commencement of construction.
  • Provide immediate response to issues raised by members of the construction team. Often times it will be necessary to consult the design team before a response is provided.
  • Review of contractor’s Quality Assurance Plan
  • Review of Inspection and Testing Procedures
  • Review of work safety plan
  • Daily monitoring of safe working procedures.
  • Daily monitoring of work quality
  • Review of work schedule
  • Review and respond to request for information
  • Review change requests

Services to Utilities, Industrial Owners and Mechanical Contractors

For utilities and large industrial owners with small to medium size projects we offer complete civil/structural Engineering design and construction management. Where other engineering disciplines are required ECS develope scope of work and coordinate their employment.

For utilities and large industrial owners we know that your larger projects are usually contracted as EPC contracts. We also know that the best way to be assured of a quality product is to have eyes and ears on the ground. We provide complete over site monitoring of the civil and structural aspect of your project. We provide:

  • Review of contractor’s Quality Assurance Plan
  • Review of Inspection and Testing Procedures
  • Review of contractor’s HS & E plans
  • Daily monitoring of safe working procedures.
  • Daily monitoring of work quality
  • Review of work schedule
  • Review request for information
  • Management change requests
  • Conduct walkdowns/turnover inspection

For Mechanical contractors we assist you in achieving your mission, be it through the design of supports for your equipment or heavy lift planning.

Services to General Contractors

ECS provides Field Engineering and quality control services to general contractors. We are the go-to resource in solving civil and structural engineering issued on any project. Our principal engineer brings over 30 years of experience to your project and has expert knowledge of reinforced concrete and structural steel, fabrication and erection. Typical services we offer are:

  • Assistance in resolving constructability issues
  • Heavy lift planning
  • Design of temporary structures
  • Formwork Design
  • Design of support structures to meet OSHA specification
  • Advise on grout issues
  • Quality Control services
  • Labour supply and management
  • Cold & Hot weather concreting advice
  • Compaction and Moisture (Nuclear Density) Testing
  • Concrete (cylinder, air entrainment etc)Testing
  • Bolt testing
  • Grout Test (cubes)
  • Walkdown/turnover inspections
  • Project close out services

Services to Homeowners, Realtors and Renovators

For Homeowners, Realtors and Renovators we provide pre-purchase inspection of structural elements that may be of concern to your building inspector. We provide design services where bearing walls or other structural elements are to be removed. We will provide structural design and building design services for renovations and additions including Building Permit Applications.



ECS Simpson Engineers
is a Canadian owned consulting engineering firm
with a track record of over thirteen years of design and construction
of major projects across North America.

When Black & Veatch and Kiewit Power Corporation needed a liaison between their design office and their field construction team for the 800 MW ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre in Calgary they called ECS Simpson Engineers Inc. Not only did we ensure that over 1100 drilled piers, extensive earth works, reinforced concrete and structural steel were constructed in accordance with the specification, but we also ensured that all enquiries from field personnel were handled promptly, quality standards were maintained and the design intent was strictly adhered to.

BLACK & VEATCH has been calling ECS for over 13 years to assist on a number of projects, among them:

  • The 3300 MW West County Energy Centre, Okeechobee, Florida.
  • The 200 MW coal fired Dalmon 4 Power Plant, Springfield, Illinois.
  • Altamont Zone 7 Water Treatment Plant, Altamont, California.
  • AEP Cardinal Waste Water Treatment, Plant Brilliant, Ohio.
  • City of Prioria Butler Reclamation Facility, Prioria, Illinois
  • WASA Odour Control Facility, Washington, DC.
  • Water Works Park II phases I and ll, Detroit, Michigan

Similarly, when Walsh Construction Group of Chicago Illinois needed a partner on a number of their projects they partnered with
ECS Simpson Engineers.



To provide exceptional value to our clients by maintaining a client centered focus and cost effective attention to detail.

To provide Civil and Structural Engineering services that are appropriate to the project brief, customer directives and Architectural/Engineering intent.
To provide services that exceeds expectations in an atmosphere of common purpose with our clients.
To retail engineering services in such a manner that they are accessible to all.




ECS Simpson Engineers is always in need of civil, structural, mechanical, mining and electrical engineering talent. If you are looking for new challenges, we might just have the job for you. We invite you to send your resume, and one of our associates will contact you.

Lead Quality Inspector/Back shift Manager 

ECS Simpson Engineers is Looking for a Lead Quality Inspector for assignment in northern Alberta.

You must be an experienced quality inspector and meet the following criteria: 

  • Min CWB level 2
  • API 650 endorsement preferred but not necessary provided can show strong tank experience.
  • CGSB MT/PT preference
  • CSTS
  • D&A
  • Willing to work 14 days on and 7 off (May fluctuate)
  • Team player

This is an LOA project. We are looking to place someone within a week

If this position is of interest to you please upload your resume through our career portal.

We look forward to working with you.

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If you wish to receive more information about our services or if you want to discuss your project with one of our associates, please contact us by phone or use the contact form below.

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